|You Know Me Al - Ring Lardner|
LibriVox recording of 'You Know Me Al', by Ring Lardner. Read by Rick Rodstrom. Big, fat, dumb, lazy, vain, headstrong and cheap, Jack Keefe is a journeyman pitcher with the Chicago White Sox in the rowdy days of the Deadball Era, circa 1915, ruled by the likes of Ty Cobb and John McGraw. In You Know Me Al, we follow Jack Keefe's life on-field and off, via the letters Jack writes to his old chum Al in his home town of Bedford, Indiana...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; baseball; epistolary fiction; Chicago White Sox; Deadball Era
Downloads: 9,768 (4 reviews)
|Martin Eden - Jack London|
LibriVox recording of Martin Eden, by Jack London. Read by Greg W. Martin Eden (1909) is a novel by American author Jack London, about a struggling young writer. It was first serialized in the Pacific Monthly magazine from September 1908 to September 1909, and subsequently published in book form by The Macmillan Company in September 1909. This book is a favorite among writers, who relate to Martin Eden's speculation that when he mailed off a manuscript, 'there was no human editor at the other en...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; writing; Jack London
Downloads: 21,793 (4 reviews)
|A Diary from Dixie - Mary Chesnut|
LibriVox recording of A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chesnut. Read by Laurie Anne Walden Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, a well-educated South Carolina woman who was the wife of a Confederate general, kept extensive journals during the Civil War. Mrs. Chesnut moved in elite circles of Southern society and had a keen interest in politics. Her diary is both an important historic document and, due to her sharp wit and often irreverent attitude, a fascinating window into Southern society of the time...
Keywords: Confederacy; memoirs; history; Civil War; South Carolina; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 22,613 (5 reviews)
|The Diary of a Nobody - George and Weedon Grossmith|
Librivox recording of The Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith. Read by Martin Clifton The Diary of a Nobody is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Charles Pooter, his family, friends and small circle of acquaintances. It first appeared, serialised in Punch magazine and might be regarded as the first "blog"; being a record of the simplicities and humiliations in the life of this mundane, but upright, city clerk, who had an incontestable faith that a record of his dai...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 191,855 (5 reviews)
|The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame|
LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up “asperities.” Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who rel...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; animals; children
Downloads: 240,330 (8 reviews)